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president obama shares his vision for his second term. challenging americans to join together as one. and saying the election is a call for action. we have fought our way back. we know in our hearts that the best is yet to come. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president has lots of hurdles to overcome. including the high unemployment rate. the stock market is off to a rough start. here's a live look at the big board. stocks are trading sharply lower. if your web it could be tough for lawmakers to avoid a fiscal crisis. >> that looming fiscal showdown is just some of the big issues facing the president as he heads back to work. >> there are signs here that the president may be on the move. i'm going to step out of the way. there's been a lot of activity. within the last 20 minutes or so. we saw the senior white house advisor or ride. so did the white house official photographer. he is a former chicago tribune photographer the police motorcycle escort typi
decision 2012 winds down. as president obama and mitt romney make their final campaign appearances before tomorrow's prersidential election. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's judy wang joins us live from mccormick place, where president obama will be spending election night. judy? >> play certainly not taking it easy. many of the foot soldiers received no guarantees that they will get in. what a difference from four years ago when 240,000 people filled grant park. thousands more poured into downtown streets to be part of the historic moment. mostly a private affair. many supporters will likely attend smaller events. cnn is working with the state to try to put up a jumble television screen. >> we know america has always done best. we thank you. we ask you to stay at a all the way to victory. he'll spend the election night in boston. if early voting is any indication turnout for tomorrow's election in the chicago area should be strong. w-g-n's tonya fransisco spen
for the girl is in exchange for being appointed to obama's old senate seat. pictures of him were released while he was receiving treatment for bipolar disorder over the summer. he has been spotted hanging out in a couple of washington d.c. bars after being released. >> a series of events came together in my life at the same time. they have been difficult to sort through. i'm human. i'm doing my best and i'm trying to sort through them all. >> just give the man a chance to heal. >> his father and his wife even she was missing in action from today's city council meeting. >> if reports are true that jackson is indeed working on a plea deal with federal prosecutors and if those negotiations are successful he could possibly keep his seat in congress. state representative-elect derrick smith says he's excited about returning to work in springfield. smith was re-elected tuesday.. despite his indictment on bribery charges, and his expulsion from the illinois house. wgn's nancy loo joins us live with more on the story. nancy? >> the newly reelected state senator would not say much about the federal
a dozen flights of stairs to get them out. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured damaged areas of new jersey yesterday. the two put political differences aside to do what is right for victims of superstorm sandy. they walked through one of the hardest hit neighborhoods and visited a shelter. the federal communications you're going to be ok. he sprang into action immediately to help get us those things. it has been a great working relationship. >> president obama said his top priority is to get car restored. the federal communications commission says wireless service is improving in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. but serious outages remain in hard-hit areas like new jersey and new york. where cell phone users crowded around power strips yesterday to charge their phones. sandy's blow to mobile phone sites from virgina to massachusetts gives fresh impetus for federal requirements that wireless networks have backup power systems. phone companies went to court and blocked backup power rules proposed after hurricane katrina. a fomer f-c-c executive tells bloomberg
. he will also have to repay the government $82,000. president obama will meet with several business leaders today, and push for his plan to save the economy from the so-called fiscal cliff. this worst-case scenario means tax hikes and spending cuts totaling trillions of dollars... would automatically jump into effect at the beginning of next year. if the president and congress can't reach a deal on the debt. the white house and lawmakers created this deadline last year when they failed to reach an agreement on the deficit. the president is calling for one-point-six trillion dollars in new taxes on companies and the wealthy. yesterday, the president made his case to labor leaders. we're committed to preserving the tax breaks for the middle class. making sure that they pay their fair share. president obama plans to meet with congressional leaders from both parties on friday. she must >> run for reelection to her minority position. no democrat has made a move to seriously challenge her. >> the seventh award alderman sandy jackson's get the city council meeting this morning and is n
it's election day but the campaigning doesn't stop. president obama hits a south side campaign office to get make some get-out-the-vote calls while mitt romney stumps in ohio in hopes of winning a crucial swing state. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president was up and that around 9:00. >> and camped out on this corner. >> he made an unscheduled stop at a campaign field office not far from here. there were lots of tears hugs, smiles. this is the same office he made a surprise visit to two weeks ago. his feeling about his chanceshe is feeling good about his chances. >> i ended up having some confidence in the decency and goodness. we are working so hard. don't use their to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. >> the president was cheered by his small group of ksupporters. >> across the street at the high-school they shouted and waved at the president. the president jokingly told them to go back to class. the president will also follow h
in the assault. petraeus testifed the c-i-a told the obama administration an al-qaeda linked group was behind the attack. but, he claimed the white house changed this assessment. he added he knew an anti- islamic video didn't spark the assault... contradicting president obama and other white house officials. >> the ambassador's statement represented the best possible and for mission without jeopardize in classified information. ... the cia eventually approved the white house's decision to remove "al-qaeda" from the assessment, but didn't give a reason why. a lawmaker did ask petraeus if his affair had any impact on his testimony, and he said "no." the cia launches an investigation into petraeus. as we mentioned, petraeus suddenly resigned from the post last week... because he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. the c-i-a says the purpose of its investigation is simple: to see if there are any lessons to learn from this scandal. attorney general eric holder said yesterday petraeus' affair didn't compromise national security. the context is a little clearer... abo
intelligence leaders didn't anticipate or repel theand the obama administration's public response. >> what is clear is that this administration including the president himself had intentionally misinformed, in fact lied to the american people in the aftermath of this tragedy. some republicans are criticizing u.n. ambassador susan rice. after the attack, she said intelligence pointed to a spontaneous attack... not a pre- planned one. president obama said the g-o-p should go after him instead former cia director david petraeus denied that his scheduled testimony over the september attack in benghazi, libya, had anything to do with his resignation, he told hln's kyra phillips. petraeus said that he never shared classified information with paula having an affair with. defense secretary leon panetta is ordering a review of defense programs to see if they are strong enough. a computer used by paula broadwell that was not secured contained classified information.broadwell's affair with former cia director david petraeus led to his resignation. national security officials tell "reuters" an inves
♪ ♪ o president obama plans to make a statement this hour on the economy and address fears of the upcoming fiscal cliff. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. but first, our top story. apparently wrapping up their operations here. they have refused to say much about their ongoing search. day five of this effort comes five years after the mysterious disappearance of stacy peterson. state police tell us that there is now tip or lead that instigated this week's efforts. the availability of fbi resources was apparently ideal for following up on old leads. >> hope they find her. her husband remains a prime suspect. a former officer was convicted of killing his third wife. back in 2007 police pinpointed activity. >> bring my daughter here all the time. just to know that there may be remains here, i hope they could find her. >> would be nice if the family had closure. >> operation seem to be wrapping up for today. there's no indication whether the search will continue
of the year. president obama has said he will not accept any deal that does include a tax increase on the very wealthy. speaker of the house john boehner is arguing for eliminating tax loopholes instead. the fiscal is just one of many challenges facing congress including the aftermath of super-storm sandy. if you're planning to travel over thanksgiving, you'll have lots of company. triple-a projects more than 43 million americans will travel at least 50 miles over the holiday. that's up slightly from last year. nine out of ten holiday travelers will hit the roads and they'll find gas prices slightly lower than last year. more than three million people plan to travel by air others will take trains and buses for their holiday trips. the thanksgiving holiday period extends from wednesday, november 21st, through sunday the 25th. just ahead. the states with the most cooking related fire-claims around the holidays and where illinois ranks. and, still to come this midday the money being wasted at air traffic control towers. where some employees are basically being paid to keep each other awake. tand
unemployment is higher now than when president obama took office. he argued that he has a plan to make real changes to fix the job market. early voting ends tomorrow. in chicago. there is one early voting site per ward, plus the chicago election boardice she pleaded with a man for help, but claims he refused. a reporter tracked down that man, who will only go by the name "alan." he shared his side of the story. two year old brendan and four year old connor were found a few blocks away from that home. and the frustration continues to grow. in the aftermath of sandy. across 15 states and the district of columbia, 3-point-3 million customers remain without power. staten island was one of the hardest hit areas. at one point, a woman screamed at reporters that in the last 48 hours, all she had eaten was a slice of pizza. she told senatore chuck schumer "we are going to die. help arrived last night- when ten red cross trucks showed up with food, water and medicine. the super storm also dumped three feet of snow in west virginia and maryland. the national weather service says a nor-easter is pre
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